Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Facial Pain (TMJ)
TMJ disorders develop for many reasons. You might clench or grind your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles and stressing your TM joint. You may have a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Injuries and arthritis can damage the joint directly or stretch or tear the muscle ligaments. As a result, the disk, which is made of cartilage and functions as the “cushion” of the jaw joint, can slip out of position. Whatever the cause, the results may include a misaligned bite, pain, clicking, or grating noise when you open your mouth, or trouble opening your mouth wide.
There are various diagnostic and treatment options Dr. Gary Warburton will utilize to help manage your TMJ disease, from minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to advanced custom fabricated metallic joint replacement surgeries
Dr. Gary Warburton also works closely with specialized dentists at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry to provide non-surgical management of TMJ disease and facial pain